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Dean College to stage 'Our Town' in Franklin

1 The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform "Our Town," beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 and running through Sunday, March 3. 2 Eighty years after the first performances of Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town," the play remains one of the most beloved and performed theatrical works of the last century.


D3 Girls Basketball Playoffs preview: Lots of intrigue in Div. III tourney

If you’re looking for one girls basketball tournament where anyone can win the title, it’s time to get familiar with Division III. Anyone can win this tournament. It’s hard to figure out which team got the better end of the draw because there really isn’t a good draw. No. 1 Tolman lost to No. 3 Pilg


Huge Crash Closes I-95 In Attleboro

One person was critically injured in an eight-vehicle crash that forced closure of northbound Interstate 95 in Attleboro, Massachusetts State Police said. As of 7:50 am, one northbound lane had been opened, police said, but most traffic was being diverted at Exit 5.


Massive Crash Shuts Down Interstate 95 In North Attleboro

ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Nine people were rushed to the hospital Friday morning after a massive crash involving eight vehicles on Interstate 95 in North Attleboro early Friday morning. At least two people were seriously injured.


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


Final high school hockey “Bracketology” for 2019 tournaments

The 2018-19 high school hockey regular season is in the books, and Saturday the MIAA will seed the 2019 postseason tournaments at its headquarters in Franklin. But if you can’t wait that long, we have our popular “Hockey Bracketology” spreadsheet completed with all of the results and records.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


We Need Emoji License Plates In Massachusetts

Australia is rolling out emoji license plates and we need to do it too. According to The Verge, in Queensland, Australia you can soon customize your license plates with emojis. I'm sure a lot of people don't think much of that, but I think it's brilliant and hilarious. I really think we need to star


ONTARIO: Steak thief on the loose in Norfolk County

A family in Norfolk County was left wondering where’s the beef after they were allegedly robbed of their steaks on Tuesday afternoon. Norfolk County OPP say they responded to a call of stolen steaks just before 12:30 p.m. at a home in Houghton.


Norfolk County 4-H offers embryology program

The Norfolk County 4-H Office has announced that they will be continuing to work with local educators who teach youth in grades kindergarten and up by providing resources for embryology science projects.


The Atlantis of western Massachusetts

Growing up in Amherst, Emma June Ayres was fascinated by the history of the Quabbin Reservoir – how four towns were disincorporated, razed and flooded, leaving thousands of people displaced during the Great Depression to provide 412 billion gallons of drinking water to the greater Boston area.


Natick police asking for help identifying burglary suspects

NATICK, MASS. (WHDH) - Natick police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women in connection with a burglary that took place earlier this month. Officers responding to reports of a burglary at an eyeglass store were able to capture the suspects on surveillance video as they stuff pai


Pawtucket Police arrest two men for dumping hazardous waste near stream

Pawtucket, RI (WLNE) - Pawtucket police arrested two men Wednesday afternoon for emptying a container full of gasoline near a stream. The arrest came following a tip from a city inspector who had observed two men emptying a large black plastic gasoline container onto a grassy area near a stream in t


Drug case against South Attleboro car salesman dismissed over informant ID

ATTLEBORO — Drug distribution charges against a salesman accused of selling cocaine from a South Attleboro car dealership were dismissed Friday after prosecutors would not disclose the identify of their confidential informant.


UPDATE: Scene of 8-car crash in Attleboro cleared, 1 left in critical condition

ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) - An 8 car crash that occurred Friday morning has left one person in critical condition. Massachusetts State Police announced just before 7 a.m. that all lanes on 95 northbound were shut down, and they began detouring off of exit 5.


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


R.I. strip club says Boston cop was with 'undesirable' man

PROVIDENCE — Hours before his gun was stolen, Boston police officer Emanuel Brandao was visiting a local strip club with a man the club viewed as "undesirable." Brandao never told investigators about his companion. He only said that he “spent some time” at the club with two women, both of whom said


Pawtucket Father Charged After Infant Ingests Unknown Drug

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- A Pawtucket father is facing child neglect charges after his 15-month-old daughter ingested and unknown drug. According to Pawtucket Police, the incident occurred on February 15. Michael Wittlin, 30, called 911 after finding a white, rock-like substance in the infant's mouth. Witt


Milford Man Charged In Store Fight

MILFORD, MA- A Milford man was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he was involved in a fight outside of a Main Street store where he slashed a man in the hand. Alexander Paposedero, 32, was sitting at a table inside of the Richdale Food Shop around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when he got invol


February 22: Upcoming Events On The Woonsocket Calendar

WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Looking for something to do this weekend? Patch is here to help. Our event calendar includes lots of local community events. Did we miss something? Not to worry. You can post the event to the calendar yourself using MyPatch.